||||||The dynamic structure juxtaposes the smooth curve of the main building with an angular, jutting ‘prow’|The layers of the buildings are clad in vertical bands of wood on the lower level and anodised aluminium above|The few windows within the wooden ribbon are fronted by swivelling slats|The end of the wooden ‘ribbon’ cantilevers out over the entrance, its oblique form recalling the stripped-back structure of the prow of a ship|Crescent-shaped skylights in the double-height lobby’s ceiling are spaced at irregular intervals to create shifting patterns of natural light||
14 Jan 2015

Centre de Congrès à Mons by Studio Libeskind

Words by Miranda Fitzgerald

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